Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz will face each other for the fourth time in July. A super middleweight belt will once again be on the line when the familiar foes clash July 18 at Gerry Weber Hall in Halle, Germany, according to boxingscene.com.
The first fight between the pair of top super middleweights saw Abraham (42-4, 28KOs) score a career-resurrecting decision win to dethrone Stieglitz.
Their rematch eight months later saw Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27KOs) post his lone win of the rivarly, forcing a 4th round stoppage to regain his title in March 2013. The bout marked the only bout among their three previous meets to end inside the distance.
Abraham – who claimed a split decision win last March to begin his second tour as a super middleweight titlist – vows to get his own knockout win to provide a definitive end to this series.
“Robert is mandatory challenger, so of course he deserves his shot,’’ acknowledges Abraham, who has made three successful defenses during his second super middleweight title reign. I’ve enjoyed our rivalry, but like all good things, this must come to an end.”
“The Gerry Weber Stadium will provide the perfect venue for me to finish our feud. I had Robert down in the 12th round of our last encounter, but this time he will hit the canvas a lot sooner!”